Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jar of Love

Here's a little gift for you today ... a bouquet of flowers in a jar.  Enjoy!





This is another of those sets that I had for a long time before I got around to using it.  I love it!  I'm sorry that I waited so long to enjoy it but will be putting it to good use a lot now.
Tentative September Classes:
September 11 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / We'll be creating beautiful Fall Cards.
September 16 -- Saturday Stampers
     1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / 5-6 Beautiful Fall Cards (all new cards)

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
September classes are tentatively on my schedule, based on the progress of my recovery from surgery.  I'll keep you posted, so check this blog frequently. 

October Classes:
October 9 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Fall Decor Project
October 21 -- Saturday Stampers
     1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / 5-6 Beautiful Christmas Cards

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Eastern Palace Tri Shutter Card + Tutorial

Here's another Tri-Shutter card to enjoy today, along with a little tutorial.  

Above ... the card opened.  Below ... the card closed.  I kept this one very simple and let the DSP and the floral branch be the stars.
Below ... This shows you the measurements and where to place your 2 cuts.  Then, you just start folding your pieces, using my card photo as your guide.

CS dimensions:
5 1/2 X 12" 

Scoring placements:
Score on the long side @ 2, 4, 8 and 10"
Below:  Here are just a couple of quick diagrams to give you ideas of how to lay out your DSP or stamped pieces.

Each DSP piece is 1/4" smaller than the CS section of the card that it's placed in.  You can do 1/8" if you want less CS border showing.
 
Best advice:  Play around with them, moving the pieces until you get them the way you like.

Here's a link to a good tutorial for creating a Tri-Shutter card.
http://www.janbcards.com/2017/06/daisy-tri-shutter-card.html
Yes, life is a beautiful thing:)
August Classes:

August 14 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 -- book box with cards project
Class registration is closed.  Class is full.
We'll be making this book box, along with the 3 cards below.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful You Dancer Card

I am loving this Beautiful You stamp set.  I used the same design for my card as I did on my journal I'd posted previously.  I added Wink of Stella to the water, to make it look like she was dancing in the water.  Click here to see my journal.
I didn't order this stamp set for a long while after it came out.  I just wasn't sure if I'd use it, but it just kept calling to me.  As an artist, I could see all the fun I could have creating with it.  I'm so glad I got it.
You can see all of the beautiful border made with our new Decorative Ribbon border punch.  Love it!
So here you have it ... another card that makes my heart happy.
August Classes:
August 14 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 -- book box with cards project
Class registration is closed.  Class is full.
We'll be making this book box, along with the 3 cards below.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Overwhelming Thoughts / 'Beautiful You' Umbrella Walker

I am calling today's card my 'Beautiful You Umbrella Walker' and it has just the sentiment that I need for myself right now.  I've had so many medical issues come up lately, as arthritis continues to eat my body alive.  Usually, I can put it all to the back of my mind and play with puppies and grandkids or create in my studio, but this week my life was consumed with it all.  I had a medical type 'adventure' each and every day this entire last week.
Monday, we spent over $200. (of vacation money:( -on medical equipment that I'd need soon.  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I had doctors' appointments - 2 in Springfield and one in Decatur.  Friday, we had to go back to Springfield for a 2 hour class (which lasted 2 1/2 hours:( -on joint replacement.  I'm having surgery this month and again in December.  Both are pretty major and pretty much not fun.  In the meantime, no cortisone shots (to avoid risk of infections) so more pain.  I'm basically facing a very rough rest of 2017 and just cannot put into words how overwhelmed I feel.  I have no words!!! 
I do love my card and so let's focus on that today.  It has all my favorite elements --- Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist (with paper piecing) and watercoloring.
Look closely in the photo below and you can see the punched piece peeking out.  Love it!
I love these colors together and, with the crisp white layer, they all just sing.
I found this photo on a new blog I discovered that I think I'm really going to like.  She likes to stamp and play with watercolors --- a kindred spirit!  Her blog is:
http://ramblingrosestudio.com/
August Classes:
August 14 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 -- book box with cards project
Class registration is closed.  Class is full.
We'll be making this book box, along with the 3 cards below.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet / Fresh Fig

Here's a second version of the card from my previous post.  I love it, too.  Enjoy!




Here are both of the Beautiful Bouquet cards.
The dies have 2 styles of flowers for creating your bouquets.
August Classes:
August 14 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 -- book box with cards project
Class registration is closed.  Class is full.
We'll be making this book box, along with the 3 cards below.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet / Berry Burst

The beauty of this card speaks for itself.  I love its elegance.  Enjoy today's post.





August Classes:
August 14 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 -- book box with cards project  
Class registration is closed.  Class is full.
We'll be making this book box, along with the 3 cards below.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration.
- Check back soon to check for class updates.
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